Monday, April 16, 2018

Protesters in Athens Try Toppling Truman Statue; As Reaction to US, UK, France Airstrikes on Syria

Clashes between riot police and anti-war protesters broke out in Athens today (April 16, 2018), two days after the US, UK, and France launched airstrikes on Syria , according to the Euro News website.

The protesters -- part of the Greek Communist Party -- had attempted to bring down a 3.5-meter statue of former U.S. President Harry Truman by using a rope and a metal grinder. (Truman played a major role in preventing communism from engulfing Greece after World War II with his containment policy.)

Protests were organized by the Greek Communist Party as a result of the airstrikes in Syria on April 14.

Two protesters were detained and at least three people were injured.

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